Katie Price has slammed her former beau Dwight Yorke for his treatment of their 14-year-old son Harvey.
The 38-year-old model lashed out at her ‘cowardly’ ex as he has failed to see his child for eight years after initially denying paternity when she first became pregnant.
In an extract from her forthcoming book, Reborn, published in The Sun, she hits out at the footballer for his absence in Harvey’s life as she insists he is unwilling to accept the limitations of his son’s disabilities.
Katie and Dwight enjoyed a brief romance in 2002 before Katie became pregnant with Harvey although after the footballer denied paternity, she was forced to undergo DNA tests to confirm he was the father.
When Harvey was born he was diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder Prader-Willi Syndrome, among other health complications including being blind due to Septo-optic dysplasia while he is also autistic, has an underactive thyroid and diabetes.
Harvey’s Prader-Willi Syndrome means he suffers with a chronic feeling of hunger, resulting in the fact he is prone to obesity.
The mother-of-five explained: ‘I’d explained Harvey’s condition to Dwight many times, but he refused to understand it and kept going on about him being fat.
‘It’s sad that he is unable to accept Harvey for who he is and seems unable or unwilling to work within his limitations.’
In 2010 Harvey, who has frequently been victim to cruel trolls, was thrown into the spotlight when comedian Frankie Boyle made a shocking joke about him during his stand-up show, Tramadol Nights.
Katie responded to the vicious jibe, saying: ‘If Mr Boyle had a tenth of (Harvey’s) courage and decency he would know that to suggest, let alone think funny, that Harvey may sexually attack me is vile and deeply unfair.
Laying things out: The mother-of-five explained: ‘I’d explained Harvey’s condition to Dwight many times, but he refused to understand it and kept going on about him being fat
‘Mr Boyle clearly has serious issues and those that give him a TV platform to say such disgusting things need to look at themselves very honestly.’
Now the glamour model has likened her former flame to Boyle: ‘Dwight’s actions are so disappointing and I have come to the conclusion that, like Boyle, he is another true coward.’
Reborn is set to be an explosive expose, with the serialised extracts detailing shocking secrets from the star’s well-chronicled life.
On Sunday she revealed she had an affair with a married celebrity father of three but it fell apart due to a lack of passion in the bedroom.
The glamour model, 38, confessed she starting sleeping with the anonymous TV personality – who she calls Mr X – after he started texting her back in 2011.
Katie, who was single at the time, caught the star’s attention when he saw her pictured with his friend Rhino, Katie’s personal trainer. Rhino showed Katie a picture of Mr X and told her he was single when in fact he was in the middle of a divorce.
They next thing Katie new, she was kissing Mr X on her living room sofa before one thing led to another.
However, the affair wasn’t all she expected and she became disturbed by Mr X’s moaning about his marriage problems and his apparent lack of romantic effort.
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